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Hinge pins woes

Postby rizzo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:28 pm

Any one thats done the hinge pins will know how good or bad the job gets with removal, i made a removal tool a while ago which has surpassed my expectations, but there lies the problem, while putting it through its paces the first pin (lower) i tried actually snapped when fully loading the tool, all the others have come out ok with one needed slight heat, yeh that helps should have done that on the first :(

As hard as ive hammered and heated the stuck pin i cant get it out, the only thing i can think of now is a diamond tip multi tool adapter (if available) to cut the lower half of the pin within the slight gap of the hinge, as space is very very limit.

Has anyone else been in this position and if so how did you overcome it?

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Re: Hinge pins woes

Postby Fred Dukes » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:39 pm

There is a thread on here somewhere - someone made an extractor tool - was it you Chris :?: :roll:
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Re: Hinge pins woes

Postby rizzo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:49 pm

Well after a bit more thinking i came up with this idea, cut down a slit disc and fixed to a multitool bit

took four or five blades but cut through it ok, well happy.

and with minimal damage

apologies for pics on the side for some reason they aint going the right way up grrrrr
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Re: Hinge pins woes

Postby rizzo » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:53 pm

Bit of heat and a few heavy hits, the blooming pin wont shift, grrrrr more heat i think, ill await my new heating tool maybe then it will shift.
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Re: Hinge pins woes

Postby 1972nail » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:09 pm

While you're waiting soak it with some sort of freeing agent. I bought a MAP gas blow torch and it's a LOT hotter than propane. :)
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Re: Hinge pins woes

Postby 1972nail » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:10 pm

While you're waiting soak it with some sort of freeing agent. I bought a MAP gas blow torch and it's a LOT hotter than propane. :)
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